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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 14, 2013 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

These three need to be asked some important questions for any GD film. They need to be interviewed by the film makers. Obviously they don't remember shit about exact shows, dates, venues, and they've said so. But, they do remember tidbits about lots of stuff, nearly everything we're still asking about.

It's crucial they be asked important questions which are designed to "fill in these gaps" of history. LiA and others can investigate the new tidbits in their answers. It should be easy to transpose their confused answers from their interviews, and marry these new tidbits with the correct events that had missing information. Accordingly, I've put huge efforts into covering their amazing sound and their counterculture.

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Six years ago, I started transferring and publishing shows I taped 40 years ago. "I took my own approach" in this process, and I made a Taper's Handbook for The Archive.

I combined my firsthand experiences back then with a lot of reverse-engineering of archival materials found on the internet today. I do not own, nor have I read, any GD books. My old albums are long gone. Many of my cassette copies of them remain in excellent condition. I'm not a music critic and I try not to rank shows. Thank you "Light into Ashes" for contributing your knowledgeable musical essays.

I connected elements across the internet, and threaded this rich history into a tapestry as I saw it — from the point of view of a Hippie-Cowboy-Trail Grub, GD lover, Taper, soundman, electronics tech, and Broadcast Engineer. I am provoking thought.

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 14, 2013 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

I never hear new tidbits, but maybe that's just me.

ie What were the new tidbits from the New Yorker article from a year ago? Phil sat down with guy for lunch, said it was tough watching Jerry disintegrate- without a hint that he had his own issues over time (which Jerry reminded him of once- after Phil thought it appropriate to be part of a contingent doing an 'intervention' with Jerry), threw down his beet salad and before rushing off suggested the guy read Theodore Sturgeon's 'More Than Human' if he wanted to know what the early scene was about. Which he's been doing for over 20 years.
In their defense, these guys are WAY more interested in discussing what they're doing now than trying to come up with things to say they haven't already said about 40 and 50 freakin' years ago. I just wish one of them would say it! But they're so busy appeasing the fan base their new projects have garnered that nothing's ever gonna get said that's against the grain.

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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Nov 14, 2013 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

re: What were the new tidbits [about Phil] from the New Yorker article from a year ago?

-- Did the New Yorker talk to Phil's old g/f? I doubt it.

About a year ago Phil's ex-girlfriend Rosie McGee put out plenty of tidbits that fascinated me. For example...

"Alembic problem" they had with a shortage of Macintosh amps due to U.S. Navy submariners; Jerry broke a rib after falling off a horse at Mickey's ranch when the band was hired to play a band of horse-riding musicians in a film named Zacharia (sp?); and Rosie shared some great photos. Rosie announced [for the first time] that this very famous 1968 pic of Bear and Jer was actually taken by her

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Poster: Reade Date: Nov 14, 2013 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

I loved the Rosie stuff too.
The topic though was the relative value of this documentary getting made while three of the original five were still alive. I don't see lots of important new info tumbling out of the likes of Weir, Lesh or Billy. They've been getting peppered with questions forever, and they remember less with each passing day. Expecting golden nuggets of new information just because a documentary filmmaker sits down with them seems kinda unrealistic.
Personally I loved their recollections in 'Anthem to Beauty.' I can't imagine anything over and above that- or even new for that matter.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 15, 2013 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

thank you for putting in the work on this stuff

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 15, 2013 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

thank you for putting in the work on this stuff

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Nov 15, 2013 4:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Doucumenting the Dead...because we need more.

thank you for putting in the work on this stuff